The Priority Investment Approach (PIA) research data set specification (DSS) defines longitudinal social security information related to Centrelink recipients and their partners. The information defined includes information related to entitlements to benefits, payment information and demographic details (for example, sex, Indigenous status, refugee status and date of birth).

This dataset holds a significant amount of information including de-identified information about individuals. The dataset contains longitudinal quarterly data from July 2001 to June 2015. The administrative data has been collected for the purpose of recording the service delivery activities to account for the expenditure of government revenue in the form of payments and services. Demographics data has been collected as administrative data items that are related to the eligibility rules for a specific benefit.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1 July 2001 to 30 June 2015

Geographical coverage

National and State

Data availability

  • There are restrictions and limitations governing the availability or use of data in this holding.

Data scope

The Australian Priority Investment Approach Longitudinal Income Support Administrative dataset is a longitudinal social security dataset extracted from the Department of Human Services (DHS) Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW). This dataset holds a significant amount of information including de-identified information about individuals. The dataset contains longitudinal quarterly data from July 2001 to June 2015. The administrative data has been collected for the purpose of recording the service delivery activities to account for the expenditure of government revenue in the form of payments and services. Demographics data has been collected as administrative data items that are related to the eligibility rules for a specific benefit.

Methodology

Admin data

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

Priority investment approach DSS

External links and information 

Data available from the Department of Social Services

Apply to access DSS data

Contact

[email protected]